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this morning fairfield fire investigators will begin trying to determine how a popular comedy club went up in flames last night. sky 7hd was overhead as up to 100 firefighters battled the flames which broke out around 7:00. there were a few employees and customers inside at the time but police managed to get everyone out quickly. the heavy smoke inside the building forced firefighters to call for help from throughout solano county. by 11:00 the fire was knocked down. one fire company did stay on scene overnight to make sure there were no flareups. >> we have nothing as far as anything being suspicious about how the fire started. it is a protocol because it is a five-alarm fire. >> no injuries were reported and no other buildings were damaged by the fire. an oakland police officer is recovering this morning after being shot in the leg. he is the second officer wounded in the line of duty this week. last night's shooting appeared in the fruitvale district.
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on monday an undercover officer was shot the arm about a mile away. abc7 news reporter allen wong reports. >> reporter: place say this camaro ran a stop sign and got broadside bid this chefly impala at east 12th street and 37th avenue. witnesses say the driver of the camaro didn't have any id and he was behaving erratically. they said he tried and failed to open the door after passing car and then left the scene on foot. during the course of that investigation the officer heard several gunshots several blocks away. the police chief howard jordan tells us two officers left the crash scene and headed toward the gunshots. they were confronted by a gunman who shot one officer in the leg and then ran away. the police caught up with him two blocks away. >> at that time one officer fired his weapon at the suspect. they did not hit him. the suspect immediately surrendered, dropped the gun and was taken into custody. >> the witness said the initial
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gunfire happened when a man matching the description of the hit-and-run driver shot at him and wanted to take his fight. >> to have the audacity to to shoot at an officer tells you the level of violence we are dealing with. we will do everything in our power to put an end to this. >> the police chief said he's determined to end the wave of violence by sending a clear message. he plans on working with the d. a. to make sure these criminals get the maximum sentence possibility. allen wong, abc7 news. keeping guns out of the hands of criminals is the focus of national debate and local action. today the san mateo sheriff's office will do what other jurisdictions have already done and offer cash to people who turn in their guns. today's gun buy back take place in san mateo at the event center from 10:00 this morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. meanwhile vice president joe biden are looking for ways to
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keep criminals from mentally ill from buying guns. they are talking about better enforcement of existing gun laws by allowing states to access a national database. >> a gun dealer or dick's sporting goods to buy a weapon, you essentially swipe your card, they swipe it for you and find out whether you are in a prohibit class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the white house gun control policy on the road to get consensus from states where guns and hunting are popular. the marin county district attorney's office has announced it will make good on the gun buy back vouchers tharpe handed out earlier this month. the buy back event overwhelmed officials. more than 800 guns were turned in and $48,000 in donations went quickly, $67,000 worth of vouchers had to be handed out. the voucher redemption will
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papers in san raef fell. there was a deadly accident that killed a woman in her 70s last night. sky 7hd was over the scene shortly after the woman was hit by a car on embarcadero road. she died at the hospital. police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation. a fired varsity football coach at a vallejo high school said he took the fall for players hazing each other. five students were also expelled. a former coach said he overheard students saying the junior varsity coach allowed varsity players to haze them. he said the students described lewd acts. some of the upper class mats inflicted on the underclass man. he said he first contacted child protective services about the allegations and then he wrote a memo to the principal. as a former new york state police officer he also helped to help with the investigation. that's why he was surprised he was fired yesterday. >> they are absolutely forbidden
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to engage in hazing and bullying acts of all kinds. >> as varsity head coach i'm being held accountable for the action of the varsity players against the jv kids but no one is holding accountable the jv coach for protecting the jv kids from this happening. >> a school spokesman said principal mary ellen ryan dismissed him because he was responsible for supervising the students at the time the hazing took place. six students were interviewed as victims and their parents were void. police were also notified but no arrests were made. >> covering news, doctors are treating a blood clot they say could have killed brian stow. he's the giants fan who suffered brain dam after he was beaten at dodger stadium nearly two years ago. he's receiving treatment to dissolve the clot. doctors are surprised the clotted was not tattle because
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of its size and severity. fundraiser concerts for stow continue this weekend were one is being held tonight at 8:00 and another in santa cruz tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.. the third-base coach's band is donating proceeds from the show to stow and his family. san francisco's district attorney has announced 49ers wide receiver michael crabtree will not face sexual assault charges. the accusations against crabtree stemmed from an encounter with a woman at a hotel nearly two weeks ago after the team's win over green bay. the d. a. determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute. the 49ers issued a statement saying michael and the team can now move this behind us and move forward. berkeley police warn against a coach that plays on people's good nature and they steal their cell phones. here's how it works. someone comes up to you and asks you to use your cell phone because a family member is sick. once you hand it over they take
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off either on foot or in the car. japan's airways has cancelled all flights between san jose and tokyo through mid-february because of the ongoing problems with boeing's 787 dreamliner. the first flight was captured on video earlier this month. regulate doors between japan and the u.s. grounded the new jumbo jets after a series of problems, including fires caused by the jets lithium batteries. boeing said the 787 is safe but it is being checked out by aviation authorities worldwide. >> we are getting our first closeup work on the repair work of the fender of the bay bridge that was grazed by an oil tanker this month. they are made of wood, steal and practice and wraparound the base of the tower to protect against collisions. the repair will take about four and a half months to complete and cost up to $3 million. coming up next, taking
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>> legal experts say a lawsuit filed by women against a website showing explicit pictures of them is doomed to fail. the website is tennessee.com with triple xs are. it is hosted by go daddy.com and
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it's known as a revenge website where men post nude pictures of their xs. congress passed a allow years ago sag the only people liable for online content are the people who post it. a law professor believes the site will fail anyway on its own. >> we've seen a number of web seats that have tried to gather and disseminate distasteful content. those websites tend to flame out really quickly. the marketplace tends to drive them out of business after they make an initial splash. professor goldman recommends not sharing nude pictures of yourself because you have no control over where they will end up. another silicon valley shake-up, the chief operating officer of the mobile payment company "square" has resigned over allegations of sexual
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harassment. he denied the statement. apple is moving from smartphones to smart shoes. according to the website "apple insider" apple has filed a patent for technology that would alert a person when their shoes need to be replaced. it would be in the heel and beep or flash when the shoe needs to be tossed. the 49ers leave for the super bowl tomorrow afternoon. yesterday players talk to us for the final time before heading to new orleans. we will tell you how the team is preparing for the big game. >>. >> reporter: the 49ers are having their next-to-last practice before heading to new orleans for the super bowl. coach harbaugh said he wants his players not just to win but to bass income the experience. >> i want them to enjoy it. i want them to enjoy every minute, and especially enjoy the competition. >> harbaugh said his team is fired up and ready for the big
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game. most of the 49er team has never been to a super bowl. he's proud they are going to have the experience of a lifetime. >> that's the most exciting thing to look forward to is playing the game, that ball being kicked off and working together, fighting together, playing together for a chance to win a championship. >> his players say harbaugh is an inspiration. they say his energy and drive is contagious. >> his energy is so high. he keeps you that way wishes is a good thing because we can all feed off of that. >> this is the last time harbaugh will hold a news conference before heading out to new orleans. also the last time players can express their expectations. walker said practicing in santa clara and thinking about going to his first super^bowl seems a bit unreal. >> i think once we get to new orleans and start practicing outside the box it will hit us. >> alex boon said he's been warned not to let the spectacle
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of the super bowl change his focus. >> there's a time are we playing today or here for a concert? stay focused at all times. >> the 49ers will practice again saturday and head off to new orleans on sunday. in santa clara, abc7 news. today the last of the 49er season ticket holders who lucked out in the special lottery will pick up their super^bowl tickets. ticket pickup began yesterday. >> i'm pumped. i'm doing the dance, yeah! i got my ticks. >> that man also told us he has no idea how he will get to new orleans for the game. yesterday season ticket holders arrived at the park not knowing how much they would even have to pay for their tickets or where they would sit inside the superdome. >> all my friends are telling me i've got to go, i've got to go, it's a once in the lifetime opportunity. screw it. i'm going. i don't care about the money. i'm a niner fan, i'm going. >> and he paid $1,900 for his two tickets. and keep in mine he still needs
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to pay for airfare, a hotel room and meals during his super adventure. >> and this long time 49er fan hopes to join the lottery winners in new orleans. terry white has attended each of the niners five previous soup goals but he wasn't chose anyone this year's season ticketholder lottery. white points out it was easier for fans to get tickets a generation ago. >> we were able to get tickets the first two. then the next two we had to go with the travel agency because we didn't get picked. >> that first super^bowl ticket cost $40. by paying at least $5,000 to a ticket broker this time is beyond his budget. that's too bad. this picture is from diehard fans from way back in the day. the true 49ers faithful. and meet april, colby and daisy, three kittens who are nine
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months old and are about to catch their first picture. keep sending us your pictures and we will post them at abc7 news.com. i couldn't be more excited to be heading to new orleans to cover the 49ers quest for six. i'm going with sports director larry beil and sports anchor mike shumann. schu is a former 49er and he will be wearing his ring all week long. how cool is that. and wayne friedman will come too and we will bring you the best coverage and tweeting. so look for that. my twitter feed, katie@abc7. >> and that's called work? >> yeah. we'll see. it will be a lot of work but how fun. how fun. >> this morning we have fog out there. it's not everywhere. in the east bay visibility is reduced to quarter mile. from the emeryville camera, and
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you have the fog. kind of a mild start but don't get used to that. we are talking about much cooler weather, even the chance of showers. i'll explain coming up. >> thanks, lisa. also next a half-court hook shot by a fan worth thousands of dollars. but what's better, the shot or the celebration? larry beil has that and more
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lisa argen keeping an eye on the weather. what is going on this weekend? >> yesterday you notice how mild it was. >> it was great. >> 65 in half moon bay. >> i was wearing flip-flops in san francisco. >> felt kind of tropical. it was humid and that was from the flow out of the south. today it changes due to an incoming system to the north of us. as we head outside icing foggy along the golden gate bridge but not as foggy around livermore. i will show you those visibilities in a moment. sunrise 7:14. influence the last couple days has been from the south. we had the rain in the east bay and also in the south bay. now this morning we are dry. live doppler 7hd shows that we are look at camera on top of mount saint helena. the system to the north of us will allow for cooler care and gusty northwest winds later on. but right now it's nice out with
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52 in san francisco. 51 in oakland. 51 san jose. numbers in our east bay valleys still quite mild in the upper 40s with 45 santa rosa and down by the monterey bay still mild. holding on to a lost that warmth from the overnight hours. a little fog out there. take a look at the visibility in the inland valleys. we are looking at more dense fog with a quarter mile livermore, as well as napa, santa rosa and just a mile along the coast. so heading out be careful. there is that fog and the reduced visibility from time to time. but overall numbers in general are warmer in some spots, cooler elsewhere. but it is a pretty nice morning out there because the trade off in the days ahead will be much cooler temperatures overnight into the early morning hours. so areas of fog turning cooler today with numbers below the average and a cool, dry pattern into next week. we around talking about any incoming weather system. so that snowpack is slipping. we are down to 99% of normal. started out the month with 136%
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of normal in the sierra snowpack. here's the cold front. it's the leading edge of cooler arrowheaded our way throughout the weekend but it will also provide a slight chance of a shower. cooler air comes on in the next couple days and that will allow for the numbers to really take a tumble. had some pretty good rain yesterday in southern california from san diego into los angeles. that continues with a chance of it anyway. low 60s in southern california. 69 big sir as well as sacramento. elsewhere around the bay, numbers much cooler. no more 60s. 56 downtown as well as san mateo with a couple upper 50s. we will call it partly cloudy skies, a slight chance after shower not only today, it will take us through tonight and tomorrow. the atmosphere a little unstable. the influence now more out of the north. that's why we are getting the cooler air mass, the slight chance of a shower interacting with some of that moisture in place from the south.
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555 monterey and 58 hollister. after tomorrow the accuweather forecast shows we will look at continued dry weather but we aren't going to really warm up until the middle of the week when we see highs nudge up to 60 around the bay. thursday and fry back to lower 60s. and unfortunately not any rain into the extended outlook. the snowpack will continue to slip. we are still a little bit above normal in percentage. normal for rainfall but it would be nice it see some rain. it is january. >> thank you, lisa. you still have a chance to get in on a pair of super bowl tickets that the san francisco 49ers owner is giving away. he tweeted just checking in with the faithful on new orleans, louisiana. i have two super bowl tickets for someone. let me know why i should pick you. he will announce the winner ton or tomorrow morning. good luck. in sports it's only eight
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days before kickoff. 49ers ever spending their last full day in santa clara before heading to new orleans tomorrow. here's larry beil with a look at the player that has many niner fans worried going into the super bowl. >> good morning, everyone. if super bowl comes down to a david acres field goal, can he make it? does jim harbaugh still have confidence in his kicker? acres has missed 14 of his last 38 attempts. in the title game he hit the goalpost on a 38-yard field goal attempt. he calls his struggles a head scratcher this year for the niners. the coach who knows him best might be john harbaugh of the ravens. he was his position coach for eight years. >> john is a great special teams guy, knows a lot about kicking. probably knows a lot about me. so, you know, for me i'm just going to go into this looking positive and for getting the fact of 2012 and look forward to good things 2013.
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>> colin kaepernick has become an instant star leading the 49ers to the super bowl after only nine stars. in can draft we have joe flacco who is not considered an elite quarterback yet. but he has spent the elites packing in this postseason. he had 8tds and no picks in the playoffs this year. but no matter what he does it seems like it's not enough. >> i really don't care. you know, there's guys out there that have to make a living on somebody, and if that's going to be us, if that's going to be us, then i plan on being around for a while. and if you want to continue to do it, i'll be here. >> the warriors opened a four-game road trip last night in chicago. an exwarrior helped to do it and little nate robinson playing for the bulls. david lee coming off his all-star game selection. hinrich played like an all-star. 25 points. warriors just 13 points the first quarter. not better in the second.
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former warrior nate. and robinson off balance. lee had 23 to lead golden state but they shot only 35%. bulls were up by as much as 26. richard hamilton lock for butler. 103-87, the bulls win it. warriors will face mont take ellis and the bucks today. a great scene in miami. a fan makes a hook shot at half-court at halftime worth $75,000. michael going sky-hook from midcourt. look at lebron! lebron is all over him! he's more excited than the guy who made the shot! the bear hug for michael. he just won $75,000, dude! that is fantastic. and that is a wrap on morning spores. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. coming up, the simulator, getting the attention of bay area college students. it offers a real life lesson on the dangers of texting and driving. and an unusual alliance is
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released. she first got sick last saturday. she was fine the day before at school. she did not receive a will you shot this season. a letter is being sent to parents in her district saying surfaces at the school are being disinfected. a huge crowd on both sides of the abortion debate are expected today in san francisco for the annual anti-abortion and pro choice marchs and rallies. anti-abortion groups plan to attend mass at 9:30 this morning at saint mary's cathedral in san francisco. they will follow with a 12:30 walk for life rally that begins at civic center plaza and moves down market street at 1:30. pro choice supporters will hold a counter rally starting at noon at un plaza. >> president obama praises his nominee to monitor wall street and his pick to protect consumers. he said mary jo white is the
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right choice to lead the securities and exchange commission because she's a former prosecutor who can help reform wall street. and richard drey should lead the consumer protection board because he will be a champion for consumers. >> as president my top priority is simple. to do everything in my power to fight for middle class families and give everyone the tools they need to reach the middle class. >> and they are calling for the cincinnati to address out of control spend to go avoid another credit rating downgrade. police say anything people are among the most likely to text while driving. a habit law enforcement is trying to break. officers went to a south bay college campus yesterday with a novel approach. abc7 news business and technology reporter david loui shows us what that is. >> sometimes it takes technology to demonstrate how dangerous technology can be. ryan got into the simulator to learn a lesson about texting
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while driving. something he readily admits he does. >> it's basically been by the grace of god i haven't been in an accident texting and driving. >> at&t is spending millions to say it can wait if you get a text message on the road. >> will it change your thinking and behavior? >> for sure. i don't have a car in san jose but when i grow home i will not be texting and driving. >> are you just sagging that or are you a changed man. >> i promise i'm a changed man. >> and they are letting them know they plan 42 enforcement events this year to nab texting drivers, weather texting or talking on a phone. most of the 3500 crashes last year involved distracted drivers. >> i think it's difficult for people to break the habit because we get more and more comfortable with the technology we have and we have some sense of confidence we can text a quick response to something or make a quick phone call to get information. >> as part of a safety campaign,
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at&t has an app that intercepts text messages when you were driving, sending a message back sag you will text back when it is safe to do so. sometimes it takes a live story. texting is a two-way process. textings someone who is driving can have fatal consequences, having a highway patrol officer write in the report that a text message was sent at 12:05 is the reason that she is dead is not something that will ever go away. >> texting a simple lol or yeah may only take a few seconds but police point outlook down for five seconds at 55 miles an hour means you are driving the length after football field. david loui, abc7 news. no more warnings. starting tomorrow you will have to feed the meter in san francisco on sundays. the new policy went into effect at the beginning of the year. on sundays you must pay for metered parking between noon and
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six pm. meter readers have handed out 1100 warnings since then. but not anymore. if your meter is expired you will get a ticket. seventy-two dollars downtown, $62 everiy else. officials insist it's not about money but to help parking turnover. >> officials are bringing back a one-year-old program to help businesses in chinatown during the lunar new year holiday. starting today san francisco will prohibit curbside park along five blocks so businesses can set up outdoor displays during the lucrative week leading up to the new year lunar celebration. the goal is to ensure the safety of large crowds of shoppers that are expected. merchants will have to get a special permit to set up subside displays. mashing is off-limits between nine in the morning and seven at night. about four weeks into january and 'tis the season for
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breaking new year's resolutions. a san francisco start-up wants to help you keep your resolution by putting a real live personal trainer in your pocket. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom strapped on his sneakers and tried it out. >> sam goldstein has a thing for being upside down. he's a former wrestler and pole vaulter who only turns right side up when he has to walk into the next room and get some work done. if you ever wondered what happens when you put jocks and in other words together in the same office it turns out you get something like this. >> forward kick, 20 reps. ready go! stand tall, raise your arms up. >> you are looking at gain fitness, an i-phone rap designed to replicate down to the finest detail the experience of working out with a personal trainer. >> i have something somebody here with me, make my form better and make my form better. >> a former football player likes to defy gravity. he set out to build the app for
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himself so he can stay in place while traveling on business. now it has 8 trainers you can buy and download. >> side to side, switching sides as quick as you can. >> to yoga. >> lower your entire body down to however. >> the prerecorded voice gives you encouragement during your workout and to tell you when the 45 seconds of rest is over. meaning if you actually listen, the pain will be over more quickly. >> a real trainer talks to you in a pretty normal, flowing kind of a way. getting an app to do that is very tricky. >> that's where the in other words come in, turning real human trainers into houses of lines of code that come up with smart work outs based on your goal and walk you through them as if the trainer was actually there. >> we record the trainer say keep your back straight like two or three times so it comes off different and doesn't feel robotic or unnatural. >> if you don't think an app can make you sweat, ask sam.
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>> after 13 minutes of testing the workout i was drenched and spent. it was awesome. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. next, a new mans from washington that gives students with disabilities the same chance to play sports as everyone else. and let's take a live look outside at 5:38 this morning. this is emeryville. about 51 degrees right now and a little foggy, as you can see. but it's going to warm up. it will be partly cloudy. will it rain, though? lisa will have to [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun.
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>> good morning, everyone. it's 5:41. you are looking live from our hd roof cam at the bay bridge. notice anything different? yeah, that's the bay lights project. crews are testing it. it's going to be up and ready to go in march in time for the 75th anniversary of the bridge. but in the meantime we get to enjoy it. just beautiful. thousands of led light bulbs there making this moving art display. the education department has announced every public school in america will now have to include students with disabilities in their afterschool sports programs. abc7 news education reporter lyanne melendez explains how this changes the playing field.
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>> the fancy footwork gained her a spot on the school soccer team. she also plays for a club. so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is actually the liner and inside here it's just hollow. >> her school, willard middle school in berkeley, encourages all students, including those with disabilities, to try out for any sports. >> they just treat me like a regular kid. there's nothing really different about me except for my leg and i can just deal with that. >> and in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> a child who is hearing impaired, we may need visual cues with the buzzer or gun or if there's something else for a child that needs something that's correct needs to be put in place. >> willard is already doing what a lot of the u.s. department of education will require all schools to do. if a student with a disability cannot meet the standards of
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skill or ability of that team, they must provide another option like creating another team n november willard received an award from an organization promoting equality for people with disabilities. >> they say this will do for students with disabilities what title 9 did for women. >> a san francisco based organization. they have year-round abc news tests for kids. >> just because you have a disability doesn't mean that you can't compete. it doesn't mean that you can't be part of a team. >> peter coaches the san francisco's little league baseball challenger division for kids with disabilities. >> a lot of kids with disact have low muscle tone so finding physical impression is particularly important for them. >> but school districts of that seen tremendous cuts inside and outside the classroom worry about what it will take to comply. lyanne melendez, abc7 news.
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it is 5:44. lisa is here with a quick look at the weather. anything interesting out there? >> yeah. we have some dense fog this morning but we are also looking at mild temperatures. near 50s in spots. the south bay numbers in the lower 50s. hp pavilion. the sharks taking on colorado this afternoon at 1:00. we will have that forecast and a look at the week ahead and tell you if we have any rain. that's coming up next. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, 7 on your side's michael finney helps track a package that criss-crossed the country for months before the good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so...
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>> welcome back. it's 5:47. lisa has the forecast. i could go for more of yesterday. >> i know. >> in luck? >> no. break to you gently. it was really mild in the mid-60ss. felt kind of tropical out there. already looking at some fog today. here's a look from the emeryville camma. we are talking about not only fog in the east bay valleys but also in the north bay and in on the coast. so things definitely around the bay will not be like what we had the last several days. we had the subtropical air mass from the south, even bringing up some moisture. but as we check out live doppler 7hd right now there is nothing on our radar. but that could change. we are looking at a system coming in from the north throughout the day today and providing a chance of showers throughout the entire weekend. although it's just a slight chance and we do favor the north bay. coolest numbers in the north bay, 43 napa. good morning redwood city. it's 48 for you. 51 in the south bay.
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also in oakland. 52 in san francisco and half moon bay. in the monterey bay mild with 50 watsonville, 53 salinas. fog extends from the north bay from napa and santa rosa to the livermore volley. it's pretty good in the south bay and also around oakland and concord this morning, but that could change. area of fog, turning cooler today, compliments after system from the north with a slight chance of a shower. after the weekend we are talking about a cool, dry pattern through the entire upcoming work week. we are looking at the snowpack continuing to decrease and percentage of normal probably getting down to about 100 percent. we are well before that, of course, for the anything of the month. here's the satellite and radar composite. you notice all the moisture that was with us yesterday in southern california continues to press on off to the south and east. we have another cold front. it's to the north though. this is allowing for not only a slight chance of a shower but the leading edge of much cooler
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arrowheaded our way throughout the afternoon today and right on through tomorrow. it will bring temperatures back into the mid-and upper 50s. a brisk northwesterly winds around san francisco, the coast. it will be a cooler afternoon. snow level will continue to drop but not a lot of moisture. 48 in the southern sierra, 45 in the northern sierra with upper 40s in eureka. back home notice at much as 10 degrees cooler today. we were 65 yesterday at half moon bay. so we had that mild air from the south but today much dryer and breezy with the cool air mass providing that slight chance of showers throughout the day today. the evening tonight and into your sunday and highs still just struggling to make it into the upper 50s. so 59 in salinas, 57 watsonville and a look at the next seven days shows the partly cloudy
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skies. a slight chance after shower. but more impressively the cooler air right through today and tomorrow. then for monday very little change. we will begin to edge the temperatures up in the upper 50s by tuesday. wednesday, thursday and fridays we are in the lower 60s. steady pattern with bright sunshine through the latter part of the upcoming work week. >> sounds all right for those of you who will be here in the bay area. >> i have to check on that new orleans forecast. >> thanks, lisa. you put something in the mail knowing there's a slight chance it could get lost. a bay area man said his package wasn't exactly lost, it got stuck in a world known as a postal loop. michael finney said that can be pretty frustrating. >> roger of san francisco likes taking pictures the old way works his boxy, east man cameras from the 1930s. the kind you peer into with a hood over your head. >> you have a lot of resolution and you can make very nice prints. >> however, roger didn't have
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the right lens to take picture from a distance. so when a collector back east offered one for 65 bucks, roger snapped it up. >> that began a long process of. >> so why is roger laughing? it's all about what happened after the seller mailed the lens in massachusetts. >> basically it got stuck in the postal system and started going back and forth across the country. >> the trouble began when a postal clerk put the wrong coding on the mailing label. it said the package was going to boston. the handwritten address said it was going to san francisco, so you can imagine the state of confusion that resulted. >> so it got stuck in the loop. everything is ought makes these days. >> that's james wigdahl of the u.s. postal service. he said the package was trapped in an endless mailing loop. every time it came to san francisco, the post office
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scanned the package and it went back to boston. roger watched it as it criss-crossed the country while he tracked it. it kept going in the same circle for nearly a month. >> i started to wonder how long is this going to go on? is it going to ever stop? >> roger contacted the postal service. he says no one know how to stop sending the box back to boston. >> he said just wait, if it doesn't come back and get delivered after five days give as you call back. >> it didn't get delivered and the post office told him to wait some more. instead he contacted seven on your side. >> one of the concerns was that this box was just going to be this tattered mess with the beat-up broken lens inside of it. >> we contacted the postal service and the folks there came up with a plan to rescue the box from that vicious cycle. >> they intercepted it and said we have the package, we are putting it on this flight.
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as soon as it gets to san francisco, grab it. >> which they did. roger picked it up, opened the box and found the long-awaited traveling lens safely tucked inside. >> happy ending. we found the package and it got delivered. >> it was really exciting. i was very happy. >> there is no guarantee a mistake won't happen when you mail a package but the postal service said problems like this are extremely rare. the best route? send your box by priority mail or other service that comes with a tracking code. then that way, like roger, you can at least see where your package is going. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> coming up next, automobiles take flight. the new car that's making science fiction a
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he said the head-butt did not hurt. she landed on sawdust and straw and was just fine. she was just almost done with that too. it may seem like science fiction but flying cars will soon become a reality. a davis company has developed what it calls the sky car. now there's enough financial backing to get production rolling. the sky car 200 is designed for low flight and it can also be driven on a street. it's classified as light sports aviation so you don't need a pilot's license to drive it. coming up next at 6:00, escalating violence in oakland. we will have the latest on the second officer-involved shooting in one week. plus a gun buy back program today on the peninsula. i'm kira klapper live in san mateo. i'll tell you what you need to know in order to be eligible to know in order to be eligible to make up to $200 a♪
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>> good morning, everyone. 6:00 a.m. on this saturday. i'm katie and le with start off with a first look at the weather with meet lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. here's other lock at emeryville. we have fog in the east bay valleys. and in the north visibility is reduced to a mile at our coast. be careful. temperatures mild from 50 in san jose and san francisco and oakland this morning. with the mild start we are holding on to a little cloud cover. there's a slight chance of a shower. we are getting a cooler air mass throughout the bay area not only today but over the weekend. so high temperatures today just in the mid-and upper 50s. a slight chance of a shower that takes us through the evening hours and tonight it is going to be a cooler evening. in fact once we clear on out after the weekend, we are back to those perhaps sub freezi

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